.Beautifully designed buildings are always a welcomed reprieve when we’re trudging through slow, endless traffic, or making our way to the bus stop. It’s true, we’ve seen Malta lose a number of architectural gems and iconic buildings to a construction frenzy that’s not going away anytime soon. But a small group on Facebook , aptly called ‘Malta architectural pornography’ have been putting up photos of attractive buildings – from houses to churches to palazzos – in Malta that remind us of what our island still has a lot to offer.
That’s partially thanks to a long line of people fighting to raise awareness about the need to protect, preserve, and restore our cultural heritage. Thanks to them, and architects who’ve had the opportunity to express their creativity in the past, it is still a pleasantly common occurrence that we spot a house or building that delight our eyes.
For this article, we picked 6 photos that exhibit some of Malta’s best (architectural) models.
1. First up, this modernist star in Attard
Selected ingredients: The wild red paint and the colourful mural by its door